Speed Reads


Trump fires off tweet reassuring DREAMers — at Nancy Pelosi's request

At the request of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), President Trump tweeted Thursday that individuals who were brought to America illegally as children ("DREAMers") "have nothing to worry about" while a decision on the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy is being made:

Trump called Pelosi on Thursday and while they were on the phone, she "asked him to tweet making clear that DREAMers won't be subject to deportation during the six-month DACA wind down," writes The New York Times' Maggie Haberman. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Trump's decision to end the DACA program Tuesday.

Trump, Pelosi, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) reached an agreement Wednesday to attach Hurricane Harvey aid to a three-month debt ceiling deal, a move that was strongly opposed by Republicans.